k'gari
(Fraser Island)
2 Day Safari

Explore the beautiful K’gari (Fraser Island) where dingos roam, rainforests grow from sands and crystal clear waters dot the landscape. Get the chance to cruise along 75 Mile Beach, relax in the cool waters of Lake McKenzie and journey through ancient rainforests on your adventure through the world’s largest sand island.

Tour Highlights:

  • K’Gari (Fraser Island) - the traditional home of the Butchulla people, learn about their history and culture on the world’s largest sand island

  • Drive along 75 Mile Beach

  • Adventure around K’Gari (Fraser Island) in a 4WD bus

  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie) and Lake Birrabeen

  • Walk through the sand dunes and explore the tropical rainforest!

  • Float along the fresh water of Eli Creek

  • Explore the history of Central Station

  • Keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife which includes sharks, whales (season depending), dingos and more

  • Photo opportunities at SS Maheno Shipwreck

Tour Inclusions:

  • Experienced tour guide

  • Meals as indicated: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

  • Travel in forward facing, air-conditioned 4WD

  • National park entry fees

  • Return ferry transfer

  • Accommodation: Unpowered tent (1 night)

  • Activities as detailed in itinerary

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Tour Map:

2 Day K'gari (Fraser Island) Safari ITINERARY

Day 1: Rainbow Beach- K’Gari

 

Highlights: K’Gari Beach (75 Mile Beach), Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie), Pile Valley.

 

We meet at Freedom Rainbow Beach at 7:00 am, before a short drive to the barge (ferry). For all of our adventurers we’d like them to respect the wishes of the Butchulla People who request ‘Wanya nyin yangu, wanai djinang djaa’ when translated means ‘wherever you go, leave only footprints’.

 

Once we have arrived on the world's largest sand island, put your seat belts on as we jump on K'gari's very own highway, the ‘Eastern Beach’. 

 

On this day we will travel along 75 Mile Beach before heading inland via Eurong to Pile Valley, known for the towering satinay trees (hardwood) found through the area along with rainforest. Trek a short walk into the rainforest where you’ll view the amazing trees whilst learning about some of the flora and fauna of the region.  

Board your 4WD for a short trip to visit the famous ‘Boorangoora’ (Lake McKenzie), arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of our K’Gari Safari. We’ll enjoy a bite for lunch whilst spending quality time relaxing and swimming in the lake's amazingly clear waters. (Note - there’s bathroom facilities to change into your swimwear). Keep an eye out for ‘wongari’ (dingo) and learn from your guide the important information on how to treat the native wildlife and learn some of the traditional names. 

Once we leave Boorangoora we’ll head back out to 75 Mile Beach and traverse North to our permanent tents for an early dinner and a relaxing evening by the fire. If the skies are clear, your guide will walk a short distance into the darkness to provide you your very own ‘K’Gari Star Show’.  

 

Important to note: the tides will dictate your arrival time onto the island, so we may include a ‘surprise’ on the mainland, before heading on the barge to K’Gari. Tides and weather may also dictate the order of the itinerary activities. Your guide will advise of the planned itinerary and the day’s activities at the start of the tour.  

 

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner 

 
Day 2: K’Gari – Rainbow Beach 

 

Highlights: Lake Birrabeen, Central Station, Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek 

 

After breakfast, we head to one of the island’s icons, the SS Maheno Shipwreck and learn about the ship’s history prior to the 1935 cyclone. We’ll then continue a short way South to Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek, and perfect for another relaxing dip. Our 4WD will then take us in comfort to Central Station to access the boardwalk discovering ancient king ferns with delicate fronds, crystal-clear waterways flashing with fish, eels and birdlife. From Central Station we will then travel along the Southern Lakes circuit to escape the crowds and check out the tranquil waters of Lake Birrabeen.  After the day's activities, it's time to head back out to the beach and follow the coastline South to the barge, returning to Rainbow Beach. 

 

Important to note: due to variations in tides and weather, there will be times when your guide will change the order of the itinerary to maximise your adventure. Estimated return time to Freedom Rainbow Beach is between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. 

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Pick up and drop off times


Departure:

Meet your guide and vehicle at Freedom Hostel, 20 Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach, QLD 4581.

Trip commences from Rainbow Beach on day 1 at 7:00am and finishes in Rainbow Beach on day 2 at approx 3.30pm.

What to bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear

  • Overnight clothing / toiletries

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

  • Swimwear and towel for those wishing to swim

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Camera

  • Small day / overnight bags only

  • Towel


*Fare Types

Child fare is applicable to guests aged 0-14 inclusive.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adult fare is applicable to guests aged 15-64 inclusive. Concession fare is applicable to guests aged 65 and above. Family fare is applicable to groups of 2 adults and 2 children.